It’s an enormous thrill to be able to read books before they hit the shelves. And, let’s face it, it’s why many Penguin Books Australia staffers are in the publishing business to begin with. Words spread pretty fast around here, so every month we whip around the offices to ask what everyone is reading. These are some of our current favourites.
True History of the Kelly Gang is Peter Carey's stunning, Booker Prize-winning novel about Australia's most famous outlaw.
Marian Keyes meets Love Actually in this fresh, funny and gloriously romantic Australian novel that has sold all around the world.
The remarkable story of our two living Popes from the bestselling author of Darkest Hour.
In a brand-new expanded edition, the little book of history-making speeches by an extraordinary young woman who has taken the world by storm.
From the author and illustrator of the popular Sporty Kids books comes an exciting new beginner-reader series that celebrates the everyday adventures – at school, at home, in the backyard, even in the living room! A funny, sweet series about kids being kids, where imagination and play rule!
Celebrate International Women's Day with the original Sisterhood classics - independent, irrepressible, unforgettable!
In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?
Truth or Dare turns deadly in the new explosive thriller from the author of One of us Is Lying.
The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.
The second book in Tim Harris's ridiculously entertaining Toffle Towers series that will make kids laugh out loud – and get their imaginations soaring.
When Bill Masen awakes blindfolded in hospital and carefully removes his bandages, he realises he is one of the few who can see; almost everyone else has been blinded by a meteor shower.
2001. It's not over yet.
One is the loneliest number.
The rise, fall and rise of sport gambling in Australia
SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIME MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARD A big story from a small town.
The long-awaited new collection of short stories from Australia’s master of the short-story genre.
Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!
Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series — from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney.
From household name Justine Clarke (actress, singer, children’s entertainer) and musician extraordinaire Josh Pyke comes a laugh-out-loud picture book based on the song ‘A Banana is a Banana’. Paired with bright illustrations by award-winner Heath McKenzie this story champions the fun kids can have with words, rhymes and a bit of imagination.
Teeming with energy, humour and heart, a love song to black Britain told by twelve very different women.
A devastating flood on the Hawkesbury almost wipes out the young colony, bringing to the surface many secrets and desires in this masterpiece of historical fiction
A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.
An exciting and ground-breaking work of journalism and activism about women, and the systemic discrimination caused by a data gap that affects half the population – from an award-winning writer and feminist campaigner, who got a woman on our banknotes and a statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square
Unlikely stories of survival, courage and upheaval in the aftermath of airline disasters.